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Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Teaneck, New Jersey


Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Vitale's Restaurant
293 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ  07666-3242
United States
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This Just In
2015-2016 PRESIDENT
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 450 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
(near Home Depot)
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.                   Tickets $15.00
Price includes cost of one 50/50 raffle ticket @$5.00
Meal includes Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Juice and Coffee
 Enjoy A Short Stack for a Tall Cause!
Sponsored by
   The Rotary Club of Teaneck
For Information call Janice Preschel, 201-376-4056
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A very special THANK YOU to all those that volunteered their time, their services, their products, their knowledge, efforts in ensuring that my LAST big event during my term which was my Taste of Teaneck was truly a success in EVERY way. From restaurants, to tricky trays, to sponsors, to entertainment, to the Interact Club, and to volunteers -- all was perfectly orchestrated. I truly appreciated all the attendees that made this a success, all my friends, colleagues, the board members that I am involved in, my networking groups, my Rotary District members, and others that showed up to support me and my club.  A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to my Chair Joel Goldin and Co-Chair Liz Santos for volunteering their time knowing the amount of work required along with managing the entire project to make this a great event. They have gone the EXTRA MILE, along with the support of  my  volunteers for the event committee and the Tricky Tray committee to make this successful. I hold dear to control and knowing I had experience, skilled, and a ready to work SOLID TEAM on board made it easy for me. Truly appreciate finishing my term with a GREAT EVENT and raised money to donate to my chosen charities for 2015-2016.
Tamarha Ellerbe
Rotary Club President
Pictured below are the Taste of Teaneck Chairs: Both of the left side of photos, Liz Santos, Joel Goldin, and Tricky Tray Chair Shirley Murdock.
Deadline for Entry in Program Book: Thursday April 7, 2016
Add my information in your program.  Note, all data must be print ready and emailed to tamarha@hwcg.com                           
Any page  $100.00   Half Page $50.00    Inside Back $300.00 Inside Front $300.00 Back Cover $400.00                                               
Gold:  $750 - 4 event tickets, full page program entry, recognition during event and in promotions
Silver: $500 - 2 event tickets, full page program entry, recognition during event
Event tickets:      
Qty:_____ Tickets @ $50.00 per person  $45.00 if purchased on line at www.tasteofteaneck.com 
Please make checks payable to Teaneck Rotary and mail or deliver to Tamarha Ellerbe at 1020 Teaneck Road, Teaneck. 
For information, contact co-chair Howard Rosen at 201 403 6084 or Tamarha Ellerbe, President, at 201-837-8600 or 201-590-5308 cp
Pay online here: 
Taste of Teaneck Buy Ad / Donate


Our next at lunch on March 16, 2016 @ Vitale’s, from 12:15 to 1:30pm. Lunch cost is $15.00/person for buffet. We have a speaker Roman Darwin, his topic is going to be focused on PENSION OPTIONS. He is going to be providing us with some key information on the topic for 15 minutes plus Q&A. Below is a little about him. 
• Licensed in Life/Health insurance in NJ/NY/NC
• In practice since 2010
• Served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve (1998-2002)
• 1st generation born Ecuadorian/American
• Member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #46 Rochelle Park
• Vice Commander American Legion Post 221 Ridgefield
• Board member, Roselle Park Business Chamber
• Bible study facilitator, Prison Fellowship Ministry, Bergen County Correctional Facility


 The community is invited to join business professionals Tuesday for networking and a guest speaker at the Teaneck Rotary and Teaneck Chamber of Commerce’s joint annual Meet the Township event.

"The Art of Stress Management with a Side Dish of Humor” will be presented by Rich Goldberg, CEO of Enriched Communications. The firm offers advisory services promoting well-being in the workplace and helping organizations master the art of productivity without stress and anxiety.He's also a nationally-recognized public speaker.

Seating is limited for the event, which starts at 8:30 a.m. at Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck. Register with Chamber of Commerce Board Secretary Yolanda Andrews, (201) 836-3634. Or contact Tamarha Ellerbe, Teaneck Rotary President at 201-837-8600,

Click here for more information about the Teaneck Chamber of Commerce.

Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck is located at 655 Pomander Walk.


Business Thru Fellowship Networking Event
Thursday, February 25, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Please join Rotary Club of Teaneck’s
Meet & Greet Networking Event
Speaker: Kelly Cassidy, CPA/CIPT
Victoria’s Cafe
336 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
$20 per person includes light refreshments
Please contact Tamarha Ellerbe @ 201-590-5308 or 201-837-8600 to RSVP

The Board for 2016-2016 was announced today.  If there are concern with anyone listed here, please contact President, Tamarha Ellerbe at 201-837-8600.
2016-17 Teaneck Rotary Board of Directors Nominees:
Janice Preschel - president
Gloria Andrade - treasurer
Jacqui Wilson - assistant treasurer
Deacon Rich Stanard- sergeant at arms
Danielle Richards - secretary
Board of Directors:
Tamarha Ellerbe - past president
Lou Knaub - trainer/advisor (for treasurer position)
Rich Molinari - greeter
Joel Goldin
Liz Santos
Barbara Jacoby
Howard Rosen
Shirley Murdock
Kathy Frost
Larry Bauer


Rotary events are a great way to network and showcase your products/services. If you would like to market your services or products at our 5th Annual Taste of Teaneck to be held on April 18th, at the Teaneck Marriott Hotel, from 6-9:30pm - this is the time.  Our restaurant showcase,tricky tray and entertainment is known to bring in over 300 guests that will see your name and products/services presented at the event. For a basket  or certificate to have its full donor name listed in the program to be selected, it must be of $75.00 or more in value. We also have a table for high end products/services of $200 and up.
If interested in donating to promote your products/services, please contact me, Tamarha, at 201-837-8600. 
You can visit our website at www.tasteofteaneck.com.  Cost to enter is $45 online, and $50 at the door. 
Thank you,
Tamarha Ellerbe
Teaneck Rotary President

Rotarians - Please mark these dates on your calendars:

Pre-PETS - February 20, 2015 - Biagio's Ristorante, 299 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
PETS - March 18-19, 2015 - Hanover Marriott, 1401 State Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981.
Remember to register, if you need more details, please let me know. 
Tamarha Ellerbe
President Teaneck Rotary


THANK YOU to ALL OF OUR SPONSORS for YOUR SUPPORT of the DR/Haiti Burn Care Fundraiser Dinner Dance held on December 3 at Biagio's.
Please copy the link below to a new tab to view the journal. Thank you, Tamarha Ellerbe

The Rotary Club of Teaneck continues to support the DR / Haiti Burn Care Network. Please visit their website to learn more on the DR/Haiti Project at www.burnadvocates.org. Sam Davis, Esq. is the founder of the non-profit.  We honored him as Humanitarian of The Year 2015 for his his tireless efforts to relieve the suffering of burn victims around the world. Please help us give Burn Survivors from around the world the answer they so desire: Sure, if you need us, we will make room! And that is the Burn Care mission.
Donations for Burn Care Network

At the December 3, Annual Dinner Dance, the event Journal that was sponsored by our supporters was not delivered to the guests.
On behalf of Teaneck Rotary Club, I would like to personally apologize for the inconvenience. I accept full responsibility for the mistake and I am taking the necessary steps to prevent it from happening in the future.
Again, thank you for supporting our cause, every guest has/will be receiving the journal by regular mail or electronically upon request.
We value your support of Teaneck Rotary projects. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly. 
Thank you for your invaluable support,
Tamarha Ellerbe
Teaneck Rotary President

Thank you everyone who supported Teaneck Rotary Club Annual Dinner Dance on December 3 at Biagio's. Thank you for supporting your effort in raising funds for the DR/ Haiti Burn Care Network.  We had a little over 200 guests who came out to celebrate with us. That evening we honored Sam Davis, Esq. as our Humanitarian of The Year 2015. He also received a Senate Resolution from Senator Gerry Cardinale.  DJ Ice aka Eric Isom did a fantastic job keeping the music live and people dancing. Jean Michel Erole, US National Mambo Champion, and Dance Partner Larisa Mikryukova WOWED the crowd with their dance tribute.  The Burn Care Network is in need of funds, please visit them http://burnadvocates.org/   or you can go here to donate  http://burnadvocates.org/donate/     Again thank you for all your support of our events and projects.

Rotarian of The Year 2015

 Mr. Joel Goldin
December 17, 6:30 p.m
Regina's Steakhouse
Teaneck Road, Teaneck
Please come and celebrate as  the
Rotary Club of Teaneck recognizes our
Rotarian of The Year for 2015
Mr. Joel Goldin
of Heritage Pointe of Teaneck.
Joel demonstrated all the criteria for SERVICE ABOVE SELF.
At this Holiday gathering, we also want to say THANK YOU to all those that have
attended our Business Thru Fellowship Networking  Events every 3rd Thursday
of the past 6 months.
$15.00 entry donation
$10.00 for Rotarians wearing Pin or Name Badges / Cash Bar
Rotary Club of Teaneck, wishes to say THANK YOU to ALL of our SUPPORTERS that
have helped make every networking meeting, every luncheon, and every fundraising
event a success.
Please let me know if you can attend  by calling at 201-837-8600 or my cell 201-590-5308.
With Warm Hearts,
Tamarha Ellerbe
Rotary Club of Teaneck
President 2015-2016
Very proud to introduce Joel Goldin our Rotarian of The Year
The Rotary Club of Teaneck
Invites you to
 “The Flavor of Haiti”
Dinner and Dancing
To Benefit the
DR/Haiti Burn Care Network
And Honoring Our
Humanitarian of the Year
Samuel L. Davis, Esq.
For his tireless efforts to relieve the suffering of
 burn victims around the world
The Terrace at Biagio’s
299 Paramus Road
 Paramus, New Jersey
Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
$100 Per Person                                 Open Bar
Evening Attire
Donations for Burn Care Network

I am pleased to announce again a new member installation that will take place on December 9, 2015 @ our regular lunch.  The installation will be done by PDG Calisto Bertin..
The following person has submitted  his application to be installed:
Jacqueline Wilson
Theresa Ossbuff
If you don't believe that they should be installed as members of the Rotary, please contact me, Tamarha Ellerbe. 
Thank you

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Guest Speaker; Mitchell Silver , City Planner
Topic: Economic Development
Please join Rotary Club of Teaneck’s
 Meet & Greet 5th Networking Event Series at:
46 S. Dean Street
Englewood, NJ
$10 per person includes light refreshments
Please contact Tamarha Ellerbe @ 201-530-6340 / 201-837-8600 to RSVP
“Be a gift to the world”

Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Speaker: Michael D. Baer, Esq.
"Be the Change you Want To See In The World"
Please join Rotary Club of Teaneck’s
 Meet & Greet 4th Networking Event Series at:
46 S. Dean Street
Englewood, NJ
$10 per person includes light refreshments
Please contact Tamarha Ellerbe @ 201-530-6340 / 201-837-8600 to RSVP
“Be a gift to the world”

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm
New Member Installation: Deacon Richard Stanard
Guest Speaker: Attorney, William F. Rupp
Speaking on "Seeds of Peace"
Please join Rotary Club of Teaneck’s
 Meet & Greet Networking Event Series at:
46 S. Dean Street
Englewood, NJ
$10 per person includes light refreshments
Please contact Tamarha Ellerbe @ 201-530-6340 / 201-837-8600 to RSVP
“Be a gift to the world”

I am pleased to announce again a new member installation that will take place on September 16, 2015 @ Modiani Kitchen 6pm 8pm.
The following person has submitted  his application to be installed:
Deacon Richard Stanard
 If anyone has an objection, please let me know as soon as possible. You can reach me at 201-837-8600.
Thank you,
Tamarha Ellerbe
Teaneck Rotary Club

I am pleased to announce our new member installation will take place on August 20, 2015  during our networking event Business Thru Fellowship at Modiani Kitchen from 6pm to 8pm..
The following person has submitted  her application to be installed:
Yvonne Witter 
 If anyone has an objection, please let me know as soon as possible. You can reach me at 201-837-8600.
Thank you,
Tamarha Ellerbe

Thursday, August 20, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm
New Member Installation: Yvonne L. Witter
District Governor Nominee: James “Jamboy” Boyer
Speaking on Rotary Youth Programs
Guest Speaker:  The Honorable Lizette P. Parker
 Mayor , Township of Teaneck
Please join Rotary Club of Teaneck’s
 Meet & Greet Networking Event Series at:
46 S. Dean Street
Englewood, NJ
$15 per person includes light refreshments
Please contact Tamarha Ellerbe @ 201-530-6340 / 201-837-8600 to RSVP
“Be a gift to the world”

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Paul Platek
    February 2
  • Joe Marscovetra
    Doris Marscovetra
    February 14
Join Date:
  • Barbara Jacoby
    February 19, 2014
    3 years
  • Michele Bivens
    February 19, 2014
    3 years